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The Seton Fund



Established in 1981, The Seton Fund was the first fundraising foundation of the Seton Healthcare Family. Sister Gertrude Levy and then president, Gene Attal, created it on behalf of Seton. Since its creation, The Seton Fund’s main purpose is to support the mission and work of the Seton Healthcare Family. Through the support of the Central Texas community, it has been an integral part of the expansion of Seton Medical Center Austin, support of the Seton clinics and the capital campaign for Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.


The Mission of the Seton Fund is to be the fund development and endowment arm of the Daughters of Charity healthcare ministry of Central Texas.

The support of the Seton Fund is limited to the Seton Family of Hospitals, with the exception of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Medical Center Hays and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Its effort shall be exercised with wisdom and integrity, guided by the Vincentian spirit of respect, belief in the goodness of people, and love of the poor. 


Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Austin’s largest medical/surgical acute care center, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is the only hospital in Central Texas that performs heart transplants.Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for both inpatients and outpatients and regional specialty programs including the Seton Heart Specialty Care and Transplant Center, Seton Infusion Center and the Marialice Shivers Regional Neonatal Center.Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin was also one of the first two hospitals in Texas to receive certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

Ascension Seton Medical Center is ranked the #1 hospital in Austin and is the region’s largest medical facility.

Dell Seton Medical Center

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas (Dell Seton) will serve to anchor an exciting new downtown health district, adjacent to Dell Medical School and research facilities. To distinguish it among the other key players, keep in mind — the teaching hospital is where the healing happens. Dell Seton is unique, representing a partnership between a nonprofit healthcare system with a Level 1 Trauma Center, a tier one research university and a county health district – all joining forces to reimagine the way healthcare is delivered.

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving an 11 county Central Texas area. It is the Travis County safety net hospital serving our community members with often the greatest needs and least resources.

Ascension Seton Shoal Creek

For more than 40 years,Ascension Seton has been caring for adults and seniors who may be experiencing emotional or substance abuse difficulties. Inpatient services at Shoal Creek Hospital include intensive psychiatric stabilization for patients dealing with emotional crises, depression and drug/alcohol dependence.

Our licensed staff is on call 24 hours a day to address the mental health needs of patients and their families. The hospital also facilitates a wide range of support groups that meet on a regular basis.

For mental health needs for children, contact Dell Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health at 512-324-0029 or visit DellChildrens.net/mentalhealth.


Current Members

Mike Vollman, Chairman

Andrew Morgan, Vice Chairman
Venture Philanthropy Opportunities

Edward Moody, Investment Committee Chair
CFM Wealth Partners LLC

Donna Carter, Secretary
Carter Design Associates

Edvin Beasley
PennyBacker Capital

Laura Beuerlein
Heritage Title Company

Clifford Chiu
Vista Equity Partners

Meredith Delk
Magellan Health

Pam Giblin
Baker Botts, LLP

Taylor Harper
Community Volunteer

Chuck Lipscomb
JE Dunn Construction

John Menchaca
Enoch Kever

John Minter
Austin Growth Capital LLC

Timothy A. Mooney
Lead Commercial

Collin Roberts
Parsley Energy, Inc.

Sam S. Roberts, III, M.D.
Emergency Service Partners, LP

Ex-Officio Members

Holli Sadler, M.D.
President of Medical Staff, Seton Healthcare Family

JoAnne Vasa, D.C.
Board Chair, Ascension Texas

Andy Davis
President & CEO, Ascension Texas

Miguel Romano
President, Seton Foundations

Jessica Cernosek
Executive Director, The Seton Fund

Life Trustees

Mary Anderson Abell
Robert E. Askew, M.D.
Carolyn Curtis
Charmaine Denius
Andrew Elliott, Jr.
Luci Baines Johnson
Bishop John McCarthy *
Sr. Mary Rose McPhee, D.C.
Pat Oles
Allan Shivers, Jr. *

* life trustees who have sadly passed away


Jessica Cernosek, Executive Director
(512) 324-1021

Mara Fouts, Senior Development Officer
(512) 324-1942

Becky Fox, Director of Development
(512) 324-4091

Taylor Kidd, Major Gift Officer
(512) 324-5921

Mary Elizabeth Fleming, Development Coordinator
(512) 324-3275


Seton Fund
1201 W. 38th St.
Suite 4200
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 324-5900

Our office is located in 26 Doors Shopping Center, at 1206 W. 38th St., across the street from Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin. We’re on the second floor, above Adelante Boutique.

Jessica Cernosek, Executive Director
(512) 324-1021 | Email

For the Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin operator,
please call (512) 324-1000

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